Lesser Apes

Canada/USA 2010, Experimental, 20' | Director, Scrennplay, Production, Distribution Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby

An experimental narrative about a primatologist who falls in love with a bonobo ape. Together, they start a new political group called »Perverts United« to try and liberate the world.


The Canadians Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby have been working collaboratively as an duo with a broad range of artistic media since 1994, but their focus is on the production of videos. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals world-wide.

Films by Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby (Selection)
Songs of Praise for the Heart Beyond Cure 2006
The New Freedom Founders 2005
Curious about Existence 2003
Perfect Nature World 2002
Bad Ideas for Paradise 2001
The Fine Arts 2001
Beeing Fucked Up 2000
Rapt and Happy 1998

Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby
Canada, USA
Experimental, Short Film
Focus: Now What